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Customer: This is only for DebraThank you again Debra, from what you know from the last messages, would it be acceptable from a legal point of view, for me to stop paying for everything but the mortgage, maybe utilities, and move out on my own where I can house the kids. I am willing to make up the difference in child support, but should I offer that or wait for her to get an order? I’m thinking I should offer it. In addition to the hidden cameras I’ve found I also have evidence that she has broken into my bedroom. There may be a camera with audio in there too.I do want to make sure the kids are taken care of but I can’t handle living there anymore.
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Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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So now we have two questions going. But that's OK because we can talk about the child support here and the other issues on the other post because I've already asked you about that there.

In terms of child support, where will the children live. Will they be with you half the time? Does your spouse have income?

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They will be with me half time but that prompts another question. She home schools the kids (if I need to start another thread just make me know). How does that factor into the parental time. She explained in the beginning that homeschool time was separate from parental time but now she is arguing that because of the home schooling she has most of the parental time when it comes to this too.She has income from child tax credit and me only... people keep telling me homeschooling brings in money too but she says it’s nothing.
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If you each have a children half the time then you work out what do you have to pay based on your gross annual income and what she had to pay based in hers.

If she's being paid by other people then of course that counts as her income. And because she's likely pocketing that and not paying tax on it she had to gross up that amount to make it equal to what it would be if this was her net and not her gross income.

She doesn't get more support because she decides that she should homeschool the children.

If you are not a strong proponent of homeschooling perhaps this should end. It would seem to me that she has obligations of a financial nature and that she should be earning a regular income rather than homeschooling your children unless you feel there's value to it.

It certainly can't be used by her to get more child support!

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Thank you. I do have concerns with the schooling which I am following up on.What about the fact that she is also a trained teacher with an $80,000 earning potential that she is choosing to not use. Can that be factored in too?
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100%.

That is the whole point. She cannot be intentionally unemployed or intentionally under-employed or the court will impute income to her.

Life has to change now. Things cannot be the same when a marital relationship breaks down. There are two households they have to be supported. So she doesn't have the luxury of not working.

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Thank you Debra!!
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Anytime.

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Thank you for trusting us to help you here at JustAnswer. I am marking this post as complete. If you would like to ask me more questions please start a new post and if you do if you say “This is only for Debra” I will be sure to give your post top priority.

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